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Food Bank & Cafe
Holbeach Community Larder opened for its first session in Holbeach Reading Rooms, courtesy of the William Snarey Trust, on Friday 6th September 2013 following a series of open meetings. It began as a satellite of AgapeCare food bank in Spalding but became independent in June 2014.
Sessions run every Friday from 11.00 am – 2.00 pm. During that time clients who have obtained vouchers from our referral partners can receive food parcels, or, following a short interview, we can issue vouchers on site.
Between 12.00-1.00 pm we also offer a free 2-course meal and often serve between 40-50 people each session. Many of our clients give a donation of what they can afford for these meals and most of our vegetables are kindly donated by the fruit and veg stall on Holbeach Market.
(Pictured – Christmas Lunch 2016)
Pictured, are some of the generous community, local school and business donations for Harvest Festival 2017. These will help considerably towards running the Food Bank for the next few months. A massive thank you to anyone who donated and all the volunteers who helped with collecting and sorting items.
We always need a steady supply of essential items such as Cereals, Noodles, Rice, UHT milk, squash, sandwich paste, tinned ham, tinned sponge puddings, sugar, jams, pasta sauces and biscuits. There is a collection point at the back of the Church or items can be taken directly to the Food Bank on Friday when it is open between 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Please help if you can.
Support & Volunteers
We are supported by all the local schools and churches and many of our local businesses, including TESCO and Marks and Spencer.
We have a wonderful team of volunteers from all walks of life who fulfil the following roles.
Setting up the cafe
Serving at table
Receiving and storing donated foodstuffs
Making up food parcels
Staffing appeals for food
If anyone would like to get involved by volunteering in any way please get in touch with:
Jane Francis – 01406 425601 email@example.com
Revd Rosamund Seal – 01406 424989 firstname.lastname@example.org
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